Blockchain Remittance Service For Pakistan And Malaysia Planned By Telenor Microfinance Bank

Pakistan-based Telenor Microfinance Bank, in partnership with Malaysia-based FinTech firm Valyou, is planning to launch a cross-border remittance service that will be powered by Alipay’s blockchain technology. Announced at an event in Islamabad attended by State Bank of Pakistan Governor Tariq Bajwa, the blockchain-based cross-border remittance service will be provided […]

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Blockchain Platform For Motor Insurance Authentication Launched By Hong Kong Federation Of Insurers

The Hong Kong Federation of Insurers (HKFI), a financial industry self-regulator, has launched a blockchain-based motor insurance platform to ensure authenticity and counter fraud. Called the “Motor Insurance DLT-based Authentication System” (MIDAS), the platform was first announced in April 2018 with the support of the Hong Kong SAR Government. The […]

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Thailand Develops Blockchain Tech for E-Voting

Thailand’s National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), a government organization responsible for information and communication development activities, has developed a blockchain technology for e-voting, according to a report by the Bangkok Post. The technology combines e-voting in close groups and traditional voting. When 5G is adopted, all voters will […]

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The Avalanche Protocol: The New Age Of Consensus? | BTCMANAGER

In mid-may 2018, a group of developers identifying themselves only as Team Rocket published a whitepaper called “Snowflake to Avalanche: A Novel Metastable Consensus Protocol Family for Cryptocurrencies.” This article will explain how the protocol works and its potential implications for the cryptocurrency sector. An Anonymous Release The Snowflake to […]

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WhatsApp Might Launch Cryptocurrency for Money Transfers

WBack in April 2018, Facebook publicized the launch of its very own blockchain department. The news wasn’t surprising at all, granted that most major companies are experimenting with the technology. However, last week, the social media giant announced the start of a hiring spree, with focus on blockchain experts and […]

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COFCO International Joins ABCD Initiative To Bring Blockchain To Agricultural Sector

Agriculture business platform COFCO International is partnering with four global agribusinesses to standardize data and digitize global agricultural shipping transactions. COFCO International is the overseas agriculture business platform for COFCO Corporation, one of China’s state-owned food processing holding companies. The company is focused on being a leader in the global […]

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Blockchain Industry Group Formed By European Telecommunications Standards Institute

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), an independent, not-for-profit organization in the telecommunications industry, has formed a new group to explore the potential of blockchain technology. Called the “Industry Specification Group on Permissioned Distributed Ledger (ISG PDL),” the new group will analyze and provide the foundations to operate permissioned distributed […]

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Change Healthcare Acquires Assets From Blockchain Startup PokitDok

US-based healthcare IT firm Change Healthcare has acquired intellectual property (IP) and other key assets from healthcare API platform PokitDok. Change Healthcare is a provider of revenue and payment cycle management and clinical information exchange solutions, connecting payers, providers, and patients in the US healthcare system. In 2017, the company […]

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